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All-NHL Team of the Week: Mar. 9- Mar. 15

Highlighting the best weekly performers from around the NHL to comprise an All-NHL team.

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Another week of great NHL action has come and gone, which means only one thing, it's time to take a look at who made this week's All-NHL team.

Left Wing
1. Scott Hartnell, Columbus Blue Jackets: 5G-0A-5P in 4GP, 1 GWG
Game 1 at Carolina (4-3 SO Win)
Stat Line: 2G-0A-2P,  0+/-, 7 shots, 2 PPG, TOI 21:26
Game 2 at Detroit (3-1 Win)
Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 1 shot, TOI 16:18
Game 3 vs. Edmonton (5-4 SO Win)
Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 3 shots, TOI 18:58
Game 4 vs. Carolina (3-2 Loss)
Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 4 shots, TOI 16:29

Analysis: Hartnell was a beast for the Blue Jackets this week scoring in all four games played. Hartnell made the Hurricanes pay for putting a very good Columbus team on the power play in game one, scoring twice with the man-advantage, and he also potted the game-winner on the road to beat Detroit in game two. Overall an excellent week for both Hartnell and the Blue Jackets.

2. Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Wild: 3G-1A-4P in 3GP

Game 1 vs. New Jersey (6-2 Win)
Stat Line: 2G-0A-2P, +1, 3 shots, 1 PPG, TOI 14:54
Game 2 vs. Anaheim (2-1 Loss)
Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, -1, 2 shots, TOI 16:40
Game 3 at St. Louis (3-1 Win)
Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 1 shot, TOI 11:11

Analysis: When the Minnesota Wild signed Thomas Vanek this off-season, a University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey product fondly remembered for the 2003 National Championship run, the expectations were sky high. Vanek has struggled to score goals this year but recently has started to find his scoring touch once again and has done so in timely fashion. Vanek helped ease the pain of a tough home loss to rival Colorado by coming up with two goals agains the Devils and then assisted on the only Wild goal in a tough home loss to the Ducks. Vanek, however, came up huge in what could be considered a must-win game on the road against the Blues. Vanek scored in the second period to tie the game at 1-1 shortly after St. Louis took the lead and also the next shift after Zach Parise had a goal disallowed. Vanek could not have found a better time to get going scoring wise for Minnesota.

3. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames: 3G-2A-5P in 3GP

Game 1 vs. Anaheim (6-3 Win)
Stat Line: 2G-0A-2P, +1, 3 shots, 1 PPG, TOI 19:51
Game 2 vs. Toronto (6-3 Win)
Stat Line: 1G-2A-3P, +2, 3 shots, TOI 14:14
Game 3 at Colorado (3-2 Loss)
Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 2 shots, TOI 24:21

Analysis: The Flames have been rolling offensively as of late and guys like Gaudreau, Monahan, and Hudler have been a big part of that. Gaudreau found the back of the net twice against the Ducks, including once on the power play, and then had a hand in three of Calgary's six goals against the Maple Leafs with a goal and two assists. The Avalanche were the only team to beat the Flames this week and it's no coincidence that Gaudreau was held off the score sheet in that loss.

Center

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins: 2G-3A-5P in 3GP

Game 1 at San Jose (2-1 SO Loss)

Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 5 shots, TOI 20:42, 52.17 FO%

Game 2 vs. Edmonton (6-4 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-2A-3P, +2, 4 shots, 1 PPG, TOI 16:01, 62.5 FO%

Game 3 vs. Boston (2-0 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, 0+/-, six shots, 22:02 TOI, 65.38 FO%

Game 4 vs. Detroit (5-1 Loss)

Stat Line: DNP

Analysis: Even a rash of injuries to key players like Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist couldn't stop Crosby from putting up big numbers offensively. The Pens captain scored the only goal on the road against the Sharks and then had a monster game in a home win against the Oilers with a goal and two assists. The shutout loss to Boston at home was a tough loss for Pittsburgh against a desperate Bruins squad. Crosby does so much more than just score goals. He came up big in the face-off circle all week for the Penguins and is rarely on the ice for a goal-against.

2. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings: 1G-5A-6P in 4GP

Game 1 vs. Edmonton (5-2 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-3A-3P, +2, 2 shots, TOI 20:26, 75.00 FO%

Game 2 vs. Columbus (3-1 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, 0+/-, 6 shots, TOI 20:20, 72.73 FO%

Game 3 at Philadelphia (7-2 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, 0+/-, 5 shots, 16:12 TOI, 58.82 FO%

Game 4 at Pittsburgh (5-1 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-1A-2P, +1, 5 shots, 17:46 TOI, 26:32 FO%

Analysis: Zetterberg is just plain and simple one of the most gifted offensive players in the NHL. His vision and offensive instinct rank in the elite category and that is evidenced by his consistent production each season. Zetterberg setup teammates for goals three times agains the Oilers, picked up an assist in blowout to the Flyers, and registered a goal and an assist in the 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh. Zetterberg's versatility can't be overlooked either. Whether he's at wing or center, it just doesn't seem to matter and his numbers in the face-off circle back that up.

3. Jiri Hudler, Calgary Flames: 2G-2A-4P in 3GP

Game 1 vs. Anaheim (6-3 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 2 shots, 18:24 TOI, 0.00 FO%

Game 2 vs. Toronto (6-3 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-2A-3P, +2, 2 shots, 1 PPG, 16:27 TOI

Game 3 at Colorado (3-2 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, 0+/-, 0 shots, 22:11 TOI, 50.00 FO%

Analysis: Hudler makes the final center spot, and the All-NHL team for the second week in a row, by continuing to put up points in large quantities. Calgary is just a really tough team to beat right now and the consecutive six goal outbursts against the Ducks and Maple Leafs prove that. Hudler contributed a goal in the win over Anaheim and then was a recorded a goal and two assists against Toronto. Although Hulder didn't factor in offensively as his team fell to the Avalanche 3-2, overall another very strong week from Hudler.

Right Wing

1. Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers: 2G-3A-5P in 3 GP

Game 1 at Detroit (5-2 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, -1, 1 shot, 16:43 TOI

Game 2 at Pittsburgh (6-4 Loss)

Stat Line: 1G-1A-2P, -2, 2 shots, 17:13 TOI

Game 3 at at Columbus (5-4 SO Loss)

Stat Line: 1G-1A-2P, -1, 2 shots, 1 PPG, 19:51 TOI

Analysis: It has got to be hard to stay motivated on an Oilers team that has all the talent in the world but can't seem to put it together to form a winning team. Eberle is having a strong season for Edmonton and has been one of the most consistent offensive threats on a nightly basis for the lowly Oilers. His efforts didn't lead to a victory this week for Edmonton, however, Eberle's status as one of the best young RW's in the NHL remains unchanged.

2. Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets: 2G-2A-4P in 3GP

Game 1 at St. Louis (5-4 Loss)

Stat Line: 1G-1A-2P, +1, 2 shots, 1 SHG, 22:16 TOI

Game 2 at Florida (4-2 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, 0+/-, 2 shots, 21:34 TOI

Game 3 at Tampa Bay (2-1 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, +1, 3 shots, 20:16 TOI

Analysis: The Jets were up against it this week playing three road games and without top defensemen Dustin Byfuglien for all three and Tyler Myers missing the game against the Lightning. Winnipeg was only able to salvage one win in the forgettable week, but Wheeler was clutch putting up four points over that three game stretch. Since being acquired from Boston by Atlanta, now Winnipeg, Wheeler has played his best hockey and produced at a top level from his RW spot. The Jets will continue to count on Wheeler's goal scoring ability as they fight to clinch a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference.

3. Justin Williams, Los Angeles Kings: 1G-4A-5P in 3GP

Game 1 at Colorado (5-2 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-3A-3P, +3, 1 shot, 12:39 TOI

Game 2 at Vancouver (4-0 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-1A-2P, +1, 2 shots, 12:50 TOI

Game 3 vs. Nashville (2-1 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 2 shots, 15:23 TOI

Analysis: Williams has been so clutch for the Kings and he seems to play his best hockey near the end of the season when the Kings are battling for playoff position. Williams added three helpers against the Avalanche and then scored a goal and assist on another in a shutout win over the Canucks. Williams couldn't help as LA fell to the Predators 2-1 at home but his knack for scoring the big goal or making the key play for the Kings is something to watch for with the playoffs quickly approaching.

Defensemen

1. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues: 0G-4A-4P in 4 GP

Game 1 vs. Winnipeg (5-4 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-2A-2P, 0+/-, 1 shot, 26:33 TOI

Game 2 vs. Philadelphia (1-0 SO Win)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, 0+/-, 2 shots, 29:24 TOI

Game 3 vs. Minnesota (3-1 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, 0+/-, 4 shots, 28:33 TOI

Game 4 at Dallas (3-0 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-2A-2P, +2, 2 shots, 25:08 TOI

Analysis: Pietrangelo is one of the best defensemen in the game today and his contributions to the success St. Louis has had over the past few years are crucial. Pietrangelo didn't put up big offensive numbers this week with only four assists but he eats up minutes for the Blues playing sound defensive hockey. Look no further than the 3-1-0 record with two shutouts St. Louis put up this week as evidence of that fact.

2. Dennis Wideman, Calgary Flames: 0G-4A-4P in 3 GP

Game 1 vs. Anaheim (6-3 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-3A-3P, +1, 1 shot, 27:43 TOI

Game 2 vs. Toronto (6-3 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, +2, 3 shots, 21:22 TOI

Game 3 at Colorado (3-2 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, +1, 3 shots, 29:07 TOI

Analysis: Wideman has been a big part of the Flames success this year especially with what he can bring on the power play. Wideman's offensive instinct and skill make him a dangerous point man on the power play and enable him to get the rush going the other from his rear guard position. With 45 points already this season, Wideman seems on pace for a career year.

3. Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks: 1G-2A-3P in 4GP

Game 1 at Vancouver (2-1 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, -1, 0 shots, 18:55 TOI

Game 2 at Calgary (6-3 loss)

Stat Line: 1G-0A-1P, 0+/-, two shots, 22:11 TOI

Game 3 at Minnesota (2-1 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, +1, 0 shots, 22:08 TOI

Game 4 vs. Nashville (4-2 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-2A-2P, +2, 1 shot, 25:15 TOI

Analysis: It's hard to argue with what Lindholm has done as a young blue liner for one of the best teams in the NHL. Lindholm regularly logs over 20 mins of TOI a night and has done so with steady offensive production and an impressive +22 rating on the year. In just his second NHL season, Lindholm should be a fixture on the Duck's top-pairing for years to come.

4. Marek Zidlicky, Detroit Red Wings: 1G-4A-5P in 4GP

Game 1 vs. Edmonton (5-2 Win)

Stat Line: 0G-0A-0P, +2, 1 shot, 18:38 TOI

Game 2 vs. Columbus (3-1 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, -1, 1 shot, 22:15 TOI

Game 3 at Philadelphia (7-2 Loss)

Stat Line: 0G-1A-1P, 0+/-, 0 shots, 16:50 TOI

Game 4 at Pittsburgh (5-1 Win)

Stat Line: 1G-2A-3P, +2, 4 shots, 1 PPG, 17:37 TOI

Analysis: Zidlicky was a relatively quiet trade deadline pick up for the Wings but boy has he helped out on the power play. Zidlicky's defensive abilities have never been his calling card but that booming right-handed shot can make defenders think twice before sacrificing their body to block a shot. Three of Zidlicky's five points this week came on the power play and that is a trend to look for going forward.

Goaltender

1. Cam Talbot, New York Rangers: 3-0-0 with 3 GA in 3GP

Game 1 at New York Islanders (2-1 Win)

Stat Line: 29 saves, 1GA, .967 SV%

Game 2 at Washington (3-1 Win)

Stat Line: 28 saves, 1GA, .966 SV%

Game 3 vs. Florida (2-1 Win)

Stat Line: 38 saves, 1GA, .972 SV%

Analysis: Talbot has been incredible for the Rangers. You would think there would be some drop off in goaltending with King Henrik not in the nets, but Talbot has been fantastic and stopping just about everything. There's really no argument about who the goaltender should be this week.

Having ranked players at each position here is this week's All-NHL Team:

Line One: Hartnell-Crosby-Eberle

Line Two: Vanek-Zetterberg-Wheeler

Line Three: Gaudreau-Hudler-Williams

Top Pairing: Pietrangelo-Wideman

Second Pairing: Lindholm-Zidlicky

Goalie: Talbot

As always vote for who you think should be this week's extra-attacker in the poll and thanks for reading.